Elation at Legends Casino events centre
Monday, 28 October 2019
legends-casino-events-center1The 1,750-seat concert and performance venue
USA - Located in Toppenish, Washington, four hours southeast of Seattle on the Yakama Nation reservation, is Legends Casino Hotel. Wanting to attract new guests by expanding their entertainment programme, Legends recently built a new events centre and sought to maintain their high standards by equipping the space in modern entertainment technology systems.
Legends contacted Elation Professional dealer Morgan Sound of Lynnwood, Washington, for a vision to transform a 200' x 200' ballroom into a top-notch 1,750- seat concert and performance venue. Contracted to design and install the audio, lighting, video, staging, and drapery systems at the new events centre, Morgan Sound called on its team of AV experts to transform the space into a first-class venue. 1,750- seat concert and performance venue
Morgan Sound equipped the centre with a cutting-edge Elation lighting system. “We chose Elation products for their flexibility and brightness and the experience onsite has been very positive,” comments Stephen Weeks, senior A/V consultant for Morgan Sound.
Needing a technical system flexible enough to support touring acts ranging from comedy, pop and country all the way to hip-hop and rock, Morgan Sound designed an all LED lighting system consisting of 34 Seven Par 19IP Par lights, 16 Rayzor 760 moving heads, 12 Artiste DaVinci moving head spots, 10 Colour 5 Profile ellipsoidals and 6 Cuepix Blinder WW2 luminaires.
A key aspect of the lighting system is its energy efficiency and less need for maintenance, two factors that directly lead to lower costs. “The lighting systems are entirely LED to reduce power draw consumption and eliminate the need for lamp replacements,” Weeks confirms. Savings extends to other areas as well. With the Elation LED system there is less cabling, fewer connections to contend with, and there are no dimmers to work with. There is also less heat generated compared to traditional arc source systems, which means a lower burden on the air conditioning system and translating into less power draw.
Elation rep firm Audio Source and Jim Gragham was instrumental in getting Morgan Sound the fixtures and assisting with product selection and demos. Since completion of the project in late April of 2019, Legends has hosted a number of top acts like REO Speedwagon and Martina McBride with comedians Terry Fator and Bill Engvall and acts Three Dog Night and Queensryche on the fall calendar.
(Jim Evans)

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